It’s in his blood
PhotoTree/Shutterstock While most dogs love and bond with every member of the family, there’s often one person they’re especially drawn to. And in some breeds, that draw tends to be stronger than in others, says Nicole Ellis, pet lifestyle expert at Rover.com. For example, grey hounds, Shiba Inus, Cairn terriers, and Basenjis often bond strongly with one person, while Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, poodles, and beagles like to spread the love more equally. This is what your favorite dog breed says about your personality.
It’s how she was raised
Moolkum/Shutterstock The way your dog was socialized as a pup can impact the people she’s drawn to later in life. For example, if your dog was exposed primarily to women during her key socialization period (the first four months of her life), she might bond more closely with the women in the family. But that doesn’t mean you’re in trouble if you got your dog later in life, Ellis assures. “Socialize them as soon as you can and keep things positive with treats and praise,” she says. These are the first things to train your puppy.